It is Frodeno’s second Olympics, after he surprised the field to record his first ITU win and claim the Olympic gold medal at the triathlon event at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. It will be the second Olympic Games for Petzold, who finished 19th at the 2004 Athens Olympics, and the first for Justus.
Dittmer will enter the exclusive club of triathletes who have competed at four consecutive Olympic Games. Just three have qualified for the London 2012 Olympics, and Dittmer is the only woman alongside Canada’s Simon Whitfield and the USA’s Hunter Kemper. She was also the first from the trio to qualify for her fourth consecutive Games, when she sprinted onto the podium at the 2011 ITU World Triathlon London to meet the German Triathlon Union’s automatic qualification criteria.
Dittmer is joined by two athletes making their Olympic debut in Bazlen and Haug. They were the two highest ranked Germans in the Olympic qualifying rankings once the official period ended on May 31, and both automatically secured their spots with their races at the 2012 ITU World Triathlon Madrid. Haug ran through the field to finish fourth, her best WTS result, while Bazlen finished 12th.
The official team presentation took place at German Triathlon Union headquarters in Frankfurt and the six athletes gave the attending media representatives a taste of her triathlon life and a first look at the Olympic Games in London. In addition, German Triathlon Union President Dr. Martin Engelhardt and Sports Director Wolfgang Thiel also spoke. The athletes also modelled the German Olympic team tri-suits for London 2012.
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The countdown to the London 2012 Olympics has reached the final month, and to mark the occasion a set of Olympic Rings have been unveiled by the Mayor of London on Tower Bridge.
Spain was one of a handful of nations to qualify the maximum six triathletes for the London 2012. Double world champion Javier Gomez headlines the team that also includes European Championships runner-up Ainhoa Murua
Russia has confirmed a formidable men's team for London 2012, highlighted by Alexander Bryukhankov and Dmitry Polyanskiy. The women's team will include an Olympic rookie and a returning Olympian
Swiss Triathlon has announced the four triathletes that will represent Switzerland at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The team includes the reigning European Champion as well as a past Olympic medallist
France confirmed the six triathletes that will represent them the London 2012 Olympic Games. The talented group includes three returning Olympians and three rising stars set to make their Olympic debuts
Double Olympic medallist Simon Whitfield will head to his 4th Olympic Games as Triathlon Canada unveiled the five athletes who will represent Canada in London. Paula Findlay and Kyle Jones will make their Olympic debuts
Triathlon Australia has named the three female triathletes that will join Brad Kahlefeldt, Courtney Atkinson and Brendan Sexton to make up the Australian Olympic team for London 2012.
The British Olympic Association officially announced the six athletes that will represent the home team in the triathlon competitions at the London 2012 Olympic Games
The Japan Triathlon Union (JTU) has announced that Juri Ide, Ai Ueda, Mariko Adachi, Yuichi Hosoda and Hirokatsu Tayama have been selected to represent Japan at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The Australian Olympic Committee has announced Courtney Atkinson and Brendan Sexton will join Brad Kahlefeldt on the Australian men's team for the triathlon event at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
ITU, in conjunction with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), is pleased to confirm the final schedule for the triathlon competition, training, briefings, and pontoon draws at London 2012
ITU is pleased to announce the 42 Technical Officials who will oversee and officiate the triathlon competition at the London Olympic Games. The selected officials represent a record number of nations
Triathlon fever has hit London 2012, as the first round of ticketing application closed, the men's and women's Olympic races are sold out and will go to ballot.
As the countdown clock was unveiled in London today to mark exactly 500 days until the start of the 2012 Olympic Games, ITU today confirmed the competition dates and venue for the triathlon in London 2012.